Matt Weiss is an associate at the law firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary, where he focuses on the defense of local governments as well as commercial litigation. As a global co-chair of American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS and former co-chair of the Atlanta branch, as well as co-chair of several other organizations, Weiss is implementing a new strategy that will affect how ACCESS grows across the United States and beyond. His work ideally will help ACCESS open branches in Britain and Brazil.

Weiss is active in Democratic politics, working with candidates and grassroots efforts. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their puppy, Emmy, in Brookhaven and has enjoyed seeing Atlanta grow the past decade.

“In the nine years since I’ve moved back to Atlanta after law school, I’ve seen the number of Jewish organizations catering to young professionals flourish,” he said. “Atlanta is a unique Jewish community because there’s a large Jewish population, but opportunities in leadership positions are very accessible, and there are few barriers for entry for those who want to become involved.”

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